Do the warm-up provided for Day 1 and then complete each of the proposed exercises, one after the other. Take a one to two-minute rest before starting the exercises over again. Repeat twice.
Pilates-inspired exercises aim to reinforce core muscles, which improves flexibility. These exercises reduce the risk of developing back problems and have a big impact on maintaining good posture. During the session we need to focus on the targeted muscles, as well as ensure that we are breathing well throughout each of the exercises. Pilates develops many of the trunk muscles which improves coordination and balance.
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Kinesiologist and Director of Communications at Nautilus Plus, fitness columnist and motivational trainer. Karine is the author of several books on adopting healthy lifestyle habits and the star of '30 minutes par jour pour Vivre Plus' a series of best-selling exercise DVDs.